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Psoralen

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Last Updated: November 29, 2019

Psoralen is often used for the treatment of a number of skin problems. Psoralen is a light sensitive drug. It is known to absorb long wave ultraviolet rays and give out radiations. It is used in combination with PUVA therapy (ultraviolet light) to treat skin diseases like eczema, psoriasis, vitiligo, different types of atopic dermatitis, and other disorders caused by certain kinds of lymphoma. The medicine can be taken orally or applied on the skin topically. The topical application conducted by making the patient soak in a bath that contains the Psoralen. Following that UVA light therapy is applied as a part of the treatment. This kind of therapy is not recommended for children and only carried out on adults suffering from severe forms of dermal diseases. During the course of the treatment it is necessary to protect eyes and genitals (in men) to prevent cancerous growths. This treatment also bears the risk of causing genital cancers. The treatment that might expose the eyes to harmful ultraviolet radiations may also increase the chances of cataracts and serious eye infections. Therefore it is necessary to wear protective goggles during the procedure. The treatment may also aggravate some other allergic skin reactions and worsen the condition of the patient.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Dermatologist before using this medicine.
  • Redness Of Skin

  • Blisters On Skin

  • Edema (Swelling)

  • Itching

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    No interaction found
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Psoralen as ingredient

The amalgamation of this medication and UVA 320-400 nm prevents the multiplication of various types of cells. Studies show that the prevention of the proliferation of S-180 cells occurred owing to the concentration of psoralen and UVA light.

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